Researchers are developing testing procedures and a European framework to assess the safety of nanomaterials. These should ensure that the benefits and innovations to be gained from the use of nanotechnologies can be realised safely without damage to human health and the environment.
Researchers are developing new nanomaterials that could allow solar cells to overcome current existing efficiency limits. This would allow clean energy from the Sun to compete with traditional, environmentally unfriendly energy sources.
Im Rahmen des BMWi-Markterschliessungsprogramms organisiert der OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Zusammenarbeit mit dem IVAM Fachverband für Mikrotechnik und der IHK Pfalz eine Informationsveranstaltung zu dem Themenbereich Nanotechnologie in Greater China.
Magnetic molecules are regarded as promising functional units for the future of information processing. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jülich and Aachen were the first to produce particularly robust magnetic molecules that enable a direct electrical readout of magnetic information.
Researchers have discovered a new family of non-precious metal catalysts. These catalysts exhibit better performance than platinum in oxygen-reduction reaction (ORR) only with 10% of the production cost of a platinum catalyst.
The National Science Foundation recently announced a grant of nearly $500,000 to establish a new Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.
Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these being made from the same material. Researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a transparent, elastic organic light-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible.
In order to improve the security of the transfer of information, scientists are working on how to translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states in a way that would enable ultrafast, quantum-encrypted communications. A UC Santa Barbara research team has demonstrated the first and arguably most challenging step in the process.